What was there about Noah that caused God to look upon him with favor?
Like many saints of old, we really do not know very much about this man. What we do know is that the society of his day was extremely wicked, perhaps more so than any society which has ever lived. It must have been so to provoke such a severe judgment from God.
However, we do not know any of the particulars of the people of that day. We do not know for what reasons God declared the society to be so wicked. Nevertheless, as we read the account in chapter 6 of Genesis, God’s assessment of the people demonstrated the extreme depth of depravity to which they had descended.
“The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”